We spend so long chatting that I miss the first half of 59 Violets' set.
I catch the last couple of tracks, one of which is called Satellite, I think.
They make a great melodic punk fueled racket, with a cutting treble-heavy guitar.
They get a great response. They round it off their set a cover of
The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again, dedicated to Mark.
Grown men are reduced to aping Pete Townshend's windmill guitar in the middle of the dance floor, and it's a fitting end to the day.
But it isn't quite the end just yet.
Grant, Lloyd and Marv from The Paddingtons have been knocking about in the
audience, and they get up on stage on rattle through a couple of covers and a couple of Paddingtons'
tunes, topped off with Panic Attack. No one is expecting it, so everyone goes mad again and
the day carries on longer than expected.
People are dancing and getting up on stage to sing
with the band. Everyone's having a fuckin' good time.
It's been like a miniature festival, sans the mud and shitty toilets.
As the dust settles, people make their way over to The Linnet where the music carries on.
It turns out to be an acoustic affair, with various different members of various different
bands getting up and doing impromptu sets - guys like Craig and Danny from The Vels and
Mike and Chris from The Bonnitts for example.
The drinking carries on, but the story ends because I would be lying if I said that I still knew what the fuck was going on at this point.
So, I think it's only fair to close with a word from Baggot, the unsung hero of the day, the guy who had the will to make the whole thing happen:
It's all been about Mark and the football team - one night just for them. All the bands have got together to support him, because he always supports us. That's why everyone turned up and everyone was into it. He's a beautiful person.
Music Reviews - The Zutons and Little Flames at Asylum - Monday 18th October By Andy Dykes, Photos by Darren Rogers
The sky is black and clear tonight. This means that for the first time in a while, the stars are being given
the chance to shine on Hull. This also means that it's pretty bitter outside.
Inside Asylum tonight, it doesn't seem to be any warmer.
Maybe that's why so many people are huddled together so closely? Or maybe
Music Reviews - The 22-20s, Cathy Davey and Willy Mason - Thursday 14th October - Sweet n Sour at The Welly By Andy Dykes, Photos by Darren Rogers
Outside The Welly Club tonight, people huddle together or dance absent-mindedly on the spot.
It's dark and it's cold.
But there's good reason to be braving the elements tonight.
The buzz surrounding The 22-20s is increasing so steadily, it's becoming more like a roar.
And the interest isn't lost on the good people of Hull who flock
Music Reviews - The Sunnyside Of The Day By Nicholas Boldock
First things first: I've had a really shit day. Having been in negotiations with a certain Hull-based
company regarding possible employment, today it all went tits up as they pulled the plug and informed
me that, after three meetings with various luminaries from the firm, my services would not be required
Music Reviews - Park and Ride, Blue Sand and David Devant and his Spirit Wife, SweetNSour 7th Oct By Michelle Dee
Arriving at 9pm the Welly looked bleak and unpromising.
A few people stood between the cold metal railings used to slow down the club-goers
in their desire to get inside.
Mo, my photographer for the night, and I dutifully joined what was the makings of a queue.
With a rail on either side we were not unlike lambs or pigs
Music Reviews - MrZ and the Splitters at the Ringside - Sunday 10th October By Michelle Dee and Hollie Peck
On a warm autumnal evening we made our way across town to experience what was to
be a very enthralling night of ska and skulduggery. MrZ from
Edinburgh and The Splitters from Leicester were showcasing their
talent at the ska bar, an up and coming night at the Ringside,
Music Reviews - The Paddingtons Single Launch at Yo-Yo - 2nd October By Andrew Coe
On Saturday night (2nd October) a sell out crowd descended onto The Yo-Yo indie night at
the Welly Club, Hull for the official Poptones records launch party for The Paddingtons
debut single Twenty One.
Not since Kingmaker exploded onto the scene back in the early
Music Reviews - Off The Wall at City Hall, Hull - Friday 1st October 04 By Shirley Gardner
At Hull City Hall on Friday 1st October, Off The Wall played 2 hours worth of top notch
music, which left the audience thoroughly entertained and wanting more!
Pink Floyd were one of the most influential and innovative bands of
the last 40 years, some people
Music Reviews - Har Mar Superstar at Asylum - 30th September By Andy Dykes, Photos by Darren Rogers
Above the stage in Asylum tonight hangs a giant g-string.
It's not the remnant of some bizarre student ritual; it's the calling card of Har Mar Superstar.
He's marked his territory.
Tonight, this venue and all the beautiful people who show up to dance to his
insane party grooves will be his.
Har Mar bounds onto
Music Reviews - Morphines, Amber Souls, Fado Rock and Superscape 23rd September 2004 at Thee Box, Asylum By Cilla
Mo and I were happy to go back to the Asylum. It's been several months since our last visit and
even though our names weren't on the guest list as we'd expected, Cheryl and her co-door lady
(whose name I have forgotten - sorry and thanks!) let us in. Cheers to you both for that!
It looked like we were early
Music Reviews - Ernest and Ottogono at the Adelphi - 24th September By Michelle Dee
This was an eagerly anticipated gig by many.
Having been fortunate enough to hear the lyrically superior E.P. Pimps B**ches and Superheroes
a few weeks previous I too was looking forward to hearing the ever -popular Ernest.
This must-have disc was ably reviewed on here by
Music Reviews - Biffy Clyro and This Girl at Asylum 24th September 2004 By Steve Rudd, Photos by Darren Rogers
If only I knew that the gigs at Asylum start earlier than most gigs.
The Asylum, for those that don't know, is all swanky part and glorious parcel of
the Hull University Campus (off Cottingham Road) - and, of-late, the venue has been
welcoming a whole host of incredible talent.
The gigs there tend to start just
Music Reviews - Biffy Clyro At Asylum - 24th September By Andy Dykes, Photos by Darren Rogers
The cult of Biffy Clyro swirl, pulse and swell like a spring tide while their
heroes rock mercilessly infront of them.
On record, Biffy Clyro are a band whose songs range from the heart wrenchingly
emotional to the jaw droppingly powerful.
But I'm totally unprepared for the sheer intensity of the Biffy Clyro live experience.
Music Reviews - 30th August 2004 - Anarchy in Jaz Bar By Kelly Bolder
It seems at the moment Hull's collection of successful young bands cannot
help but impress.
The line up tonight included 3 Hull bands and 2 other Northern stars.
On a bank holiday Monday in Hull you could be forgiven for thinking
that the places to be were Beverley Road and the Waterfront but you would be
Music Reviews -The Spark, BBC at The Piper, Tom Jackman, Thief, Le Shed, Turismo 21st Sept 04 By Andy Dykes
When I arrive at The Piper tonight, I'm greeted by my friend Charlotte.
She's here as a photographer, but has also been roped into being compere for the evening.
Apparently, preparations for tonight's show aren't running smoothly.
Absent sound guys and faulty monitors aside, there are cameras everywhere.
Music Reviews -
Fraction of the Cost, Displacements, Cracktown, Jenny Bromley Unite Against Fascism Sunday 19th September - Ringside by Daniel Laney
I've always admired the second floor function room at the Ringside bar.
It looks and feels like a cheesy, but not tacky cabaret bar from Blackpool.
If you were to glance at the stage you could imagine various acts leaping
out at you from behind the curtains and annoying the hell out of you for half an hour whilst you
Music Reviews -
Unite Against Fascism - Fraction of the Cost - The Ringside Sunday 19th September - By Andy Dykes
Tonight I expect The Ringside to be dimly lit and packed to the rafters with
members of the Zapatistas, Rage Against the Machine and the Cuban government,
all talking earnestly and with hushed voices.
Possibly the A-Team too. I expect an air of urgency, a feeling that we're all taking part
Music Reviews -
The Favours, Dirty Dreamers, Sweet Assassin at The Welly Club on 16th Sept 04 By Andy Dykes
Tonight's openers Sweet Assassin get proceedings underway with an apology.
Their bassist hasn't turned up and so they welcome onto the stage Paul, a real, bona fide session musician.
The band open with a punchy little number called 'Touch Me I'm Sick'.
It's a solid effort, although the action onstage